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Gatineau continues to prepare for rising of water levels
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Gatineau continues to prepare for rising of water levels

Gatineau, May 24, 2022. - Gatineau continues to monitor water levels. In anticipation of flooding, Gatineau is asking dock and watercraft owners to remove their equipment from the Gatineau River now. This will prevent breaking jams that could cause water levels to rise.

Quick facts

The areas most likely to be affected are:
- Cartier Street;
- Gatineau Point area between Oxford and Prince Albert streets.
Citizens in these areas can obtain sandbags at the following locations:
- Intersection of Cartier and Rapides streets;
- Near intersection of Saint-Louis and Rodolphe streets (Dead end);
- Intersection of Saint-Antoine and de la Baie streets; and
- Intersection of Boulevard de la Gappe and Carmen street.
In addition, some areas that represent a moderate risk could be affected:
- South of Saint-Sauveur Street, between Saint-Patrice and Sanscartier streets (Gatineau sector);
- Hurtubise Boulevard East and West (Gatineau sector);
- Fer-à-Cheval road (Masson-Angers sector); and
- Du Ruisseau street (Masson-Angers sector).
The municipal teams are monitoring the entire territory.
It should be noted that, each spring, the City installs two pumps to relieve the sanitary system:
- One on Cartier Street; and
- One on Jacques-Cartier Street.
Also as a preventive measure, the City has installed two 12-inch pumps at the Touraine pumping station. This will prevent the sanitary system from being overloaded in the event of a power failure.
In addition, Gatineau is installing wooden plugs to seal the manhole covers. This prevents sewer backups in residences.
The availability of a disaster assistance center has been confirmed and Gatineau is ready to respond if necessary.

Citizens are encouraged to remain vigilant and call 311 to report any concerns. If the safety of people or property is at risk, they should call 911.
It is important for any disaster victims to register with the City by calling 311 (option 4). This option will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on May 25 and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on subsequent days. This will allow the City to provide the necessary support and follow-up to those affected.
It should also be noted that residents can call 811 (option 2) at any time if they feel a need for psychosocial support. Info-Social 811 is a free and confidential phone consultation service. It is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Residents are invited to visit for information on how to prepare and for the latest updates. If they have not already done so, they are invited to subscribe to text or e-mail alerts to receive important messages.

Associated links

Flooding and spring freshet

Notification system

How to build a dike with sandbags



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Ville de Gatineau
Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau

À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 292 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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